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Creativity always flows out of identity.

Genesis 1:24-26 (NLT) 24 Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.” And that is what happened. 25 God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like ourselves. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”

Exodus 32:1-5 (NLT)
1 When the people saw how long it was taking Moses to come back down the mountain, they gathered around Aaron. “Come on,” they said, “make us some gods who can lead us. We don’t know what happened to this fellow Moses, who brought us here from the land of Egypt.” 2 So Aaron said, “Take the gold rings from the ears of your wives and sons and daughters, and bring them to me.” … 4 Then Aaron took the gold, melted it down, and molded it into the shape of a calf. When the people saw it, they exclaimed, “O Israel, these are the gods who brought you out of the land of Egypt!” 5 Aaron saw how excited the people were, so he built an altar in front of the calf. Then he announced, “Tomorrow will be a festival to the LORD!”

Two Idols:
1. Lenses
A. Experience
Revelation is meant to serve as a floor not a ceiling”
B. Familiarity
"We have become all too familiar with a God we hardly even know." - Bobby Conner.

Ezekiel 14:4-5 (NIV) …When any Israelite sets up idols in his heart and puts a wicked stumbling block before his face and then goes to a prophet, I the LORD will answer him myself in keeping with his great idolatry. 5 I will do this to recapture the hearts of the people of Israel, who have all deserted me for their idols.'

2. Fences
Jeremiah 23:23 (NLT) Am I a God who is only close at hand?” says the LORD. “No, I am far away at the same time.

The things that God can’t do work in our favor:
1. He can’t lie.(Numbers 23:19)
2. He cant change. (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8)
3. He cant stop loving you.
He can’t not be love.
Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV) I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.

Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV) Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Believe He is.
Hebrews 12:28-29 (NLT) 28 Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. 29 For our God is a devouring fire.

DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.
God is not safe….but we are…
Grace does not change Gods nature it changes our approach.”
We should not fear approaching him we should fear the distance…

Hebrews 4:16 (NLT) So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
How do we seek a God that is wild?

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